– SPEAKERS & MUSICIANS WILL RECALL TASMANIA’S LONG PATH TO EQUALITY
– HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SPEAKER, SUE HICKEY, TO UNVEIL INSTALLATION
– NEW NAME FOR TASMANIAN GAY AND LESBIAN RIGHTS GROUP TO BE ANNOUNCED
A new installation commemorating how far Tasmania has come on LGBTI equality and those who helped make change possible will be unveiled at 5pm today on Parliament Lawns following a two hour celebration starting at 3pm.
The installation will be unveiled by House of Assembly speaker, Sue Hickey, who as Hobart’s Lord Mayor was a leading supporter of marriage equality.
The unveiling will be proceeded by speakers including Bob Brown, Lara Giddings, Rodney Croome, Nick Toonen, Christine Milne, Lee-Gwen Booth, Eva Ruzicka, Sam Watson, Martine Delaney and Police Commissioner, Darren Hine.
There will also be music from Monique Brumby, Peter Hicks and Kartanya Maynard.
Speakers and music begin at 3pm.
Between the speakers and the unveiling, a change of name for the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group will be announced.
The Group will be renamed Equality Tasmania to be inclusive of the entire LGBTI community and recognise diversity within that community.
The Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group was formed in early 1988 and is one of the oldest in Australia.
This will be last media statement you receive under the name of the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group.
The celebration and unveiling is one of several commemorative events including last night’s opening of a Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery exhibition, the openning on Tuesday of a new play called “The Campaign” and a reception at Government House on October 31st.
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